The coastal science educational virtual appliance (CSEVA)

Justin R. Davis, Vladimir A. Paramygin, Renato J. Figueiredo, Y. Peter Sheng, Chrysafis Vogiatzis, Panos M. Pardalos

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The Coastal Science Educational Virtual Appliance (CSEVA) is a unique tool designed to support interdisciplinary coastal science education and outreach activities, enabling active, hands-on, numerical modeling experiments by researchers, stakeholders, and the general public. The CSEVA is a significant advancement over the prior Grid Appliance (GA)-based coastal science applications, as it integrates formerly independent appliances, the CI-TEAM, SCOOP, and MTEVA, into a single system. These applications span a wide variety of coastal science applications (conservative tracer release, storm surge and inundation, and transportation network assignment, respectively) and their integration greatly enhances the user experience in a variety of ways: less local storage requirements, easier to install, and linked application tools. In addition, the MTEVA application has been enhanced to include a simple idealized transportation network in northeast Florida being impacted by a hypothetical Katrina-like storm under various sea level rise scenarios as well as several new deterministic network assignment models. Finally, to facilitate even wider adoption of the CSEVA, a «Live» DVD/USB version of the GA has been developed. This version is much easier to use, as it does not require any software to be installed locally; the GA is bootable directly off a DVD/USB device. The CSEVA, along with corresponding documentation and tutorials, is publically available on the Internet at

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEstuarine and Coastal Modeling - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference
Number of pages19
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event12th International Conference on Estuarine and Coastal Modeling 2011 - St. Augustine, FL, United States
Duration: Nov 7 2011Nov 9 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Estuarine and Coastal Modeling


Conference12th International Conference on Estuarine and Coastal Modeling 2011
CountryUnited States
CitySt. Augustine, FL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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